Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b) color information

Hex color #00538b is a variation of "Medium electric blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Medium electric blue (#00538b), in branding, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to food and restaurants. Blackberry and WhatsBroadcast are a couple of companies using this color, according to our database.

#00538b Breakdown

#00538b is made up of (0, 83, 139) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 40.29, 0.00, 45.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 21387 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #00538b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00538b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00538b luma #64.43
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 83, 139) Adobe RGB (51.00, 82.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 33%, 55%) Closest named color Medium electric blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 83.0, 139.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 2.54, -37.64)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 40.29, 0.00, 45.49) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 3.68, -37.90)
hsv hsv(204.00, 100.00, 27.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 38.08, 275.55)
hsb hsb(204.00, 100.00, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, -18.78, -52.49)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #00538b while the second is the "compliment" #8c3800.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00538b is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8c3800.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter shades of #00538b

Lighter shades of #00538b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #00538b with black

Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #00538b, tones are produced.

Gradients including #00538b

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #00538b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00538b → #8c3800
#00538b → #4c86ad
#00538b → #ffffff
#00538b → #000e8c
#00538b → #003153
#00538b → #008c7e

#00538b in different lighting conditions

Seeing #00538b on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #00538b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00538b popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#00538bmight be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #00538b

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00538b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blackberry
WhatsBroadcast

Programming Language Syntax for #00538b

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #00538b
Java new Color(0, 83, 139);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 83, 139);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:83 blue:139 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 83f, 139f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:83, blue:139, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8b5300
Python Color('#00538b')

Base Conversions of hex color #00538b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00538b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 21387 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 83, 139.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01010011 10001011
Hex 00 53 8b
Octal 0 123 213
Decimal 0 83 139

#00538b Icons

If you're considering using #00538b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Medium electric blue (#00538b) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00538b colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #00538b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00538b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00538b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00538b background.
This text is hex color #00538b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00538b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00538b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00538b and white (#ffffff) background.